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  1. murrindindi attached a file to the thread Help Sex My Savannah Monitor!.

    Hi, it`s never easy but you need to get photos of the tailbase from the side as in this photo (it would still be an "educated guess")......

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  2. murrindindi replied to the thread New To Uro's And Could Use Some Advice..

    I think there may be too much heat (wattage) @ almost 400w total, but until the top is covered the conditions will be difficult to...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 3:29 PM
  3. murrindindi replied to the thread New To Uro's And Could Use Some Advice..

    Hi, I would guess that you might have too much heat, how are you measuring both ambient and basking surface temps? Having said that, you...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:21 PM
  4. murrindindi replied to the thread Aggression.

    The animal reacted to a perceived threat (you) the fact you say you continued to handle the monitor daily didn`t help at all.

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:14 PM
  5. murrindindi replied to the thread Aggression.

    I`m not a fan of the "forcefully holding them until they calm down" method, I`m sure it causes much stress, I much prefer the "time and...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM
  6. murrindindi replied to the thread Aggression.

    Can you show a few photos of the current setup (not to criticise) and also more details on the wattage and type/brand of heat and UVB...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:05 PM
  7. murrindindi replied to the thread Aggression.

    If you acted the way the monitor behaved towards you perhaps that`s one of the reasons it never calmed down?

    Feb 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM
  8. murrindindi replied to the thread Aggression.

    Hi, it`s possible the previous owners were keeping the iguana undermetabolised (underheated|) if the temps etc are now supportive it...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 1:57 PM
  9. murrindindi replied to the thread New Monitor Lizard Help !!!!.

    I think it`s as you suspect, the tail has been broken at some point, although the blood supply must be getting through or the tail...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 7:27 PM
  10. murrindindi attached a file to the thread Ackie Monitor Questions!.

    He`s a Varanus salvator macromaculatus (Asian water monitor) they can get over 270cm, he`s just over 240cm now [ATTACH] .

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  11. murrindindi replied to the thread Ackie Monitor Questions!.

    If I`d known you intended to use a trough for the substrate I would never have mentioned lining anything with the FRP (oops)! Edit: I...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 1:31 PM
  12. murrindindi replied to the thread Ackie Monitor Questions!.

    I didn`t realise you had a trough (it doesn`t need sealing) in that case you don`t really need FRP in the top half, so where have you...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 1:26 PM
  13. murrindindi attached a file to the thread Ackie Monitor Questions!.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Eventually yes, but it would be easy enough to apply another coat or two of varnish, the sides and bottom below the...

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  14. murrindindi replied to the thread New Monitor Lizard Help !!!!.

    Yes there`s definitely is (or has been) a problem with the tail, if the rest of the tail ridge is "wavy" I would guess it may have been...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 12:52 PM
  15. murrindindi replied to the thread Ackie Monitor Questions!.

    The purpose of sealing the joints in the FRP is to stop moisture seeping through which it will do over time, the varnish behind the...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 12:36 PM